Johann Gutenberg

Subject: Literature

(c.1396–1468), inventor of printing. He was a native of Mainz. In 1448 he borrowed money, probably for developing his printing process. He printed the Mazarin Bible (q.v.) and ...

Erlbruch, Wolf

Erlbruch, Wolf   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Literature, Children's literature studies
228 words illustrate classical and historic texts: for example, the witches' counting rhyme from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 's Faust ( 1998 ) or the humanitarian alphabet book of the 18th-century pedagogue Karl Philipp Moritz ( 2003 ). In recognition of the range of his talent Erlbruch was in 2003 awarded both the government- funded Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis Sonderpreis (Special Children's Literature Prize) for his life's work and the annual Gutenberg Prize for book art. See also Germany ; Illustrations ; and Picture Books . Gillian...